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Sky is not falling with Trump

It seems the liberal mainstream media is having a difficult time dealing with the fact Donald Trump is the president-elect. You might even call it ... Read more

by James G. Smith, Tuesday, November 29, 2016 8:01 pm

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Keep the demonstrations in perspective

Back when network television was worth watching, ABC had a sports program that aired every Saturday called, “Wide World of Sports.” Jim McKay and others ... Read more

by James G. Smith, Tuesday, November 15, 2016 10:19 pm

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A new day in Selma

The sun came up over the city of Selma Wednesday, Oct. 5 to a newly elected city governing body. It was almost a clean sweep ... Read more

by James G. Smith, Thursday, October 6, 2016 6:25 pm

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There’s too many police officer deaths

It sure seems things could not get much worse in our fair city, state and nation, but believe me it can. We appear to be ... Read more

by James G. Smith, Friday, September 30, 2016 4:45 pm

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Reminder of National Wreaths Across America Day

National Wreaths Across America Day will be December 17, 2016. In case memory has waned since last year, this is the day set aside to ... Read more

by James G. Smith, Saturday, September 3, 2016 3:05 pm

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Expect the unexpected from council

I do not derive any particular pleasure or satisfaction at finding fault with decisions being made by some on the city council. However, I do ... Read more

by James G. Smith, Wednesday, August 24, 2016 8:19 pm

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Safety should be city’s top priority

It is unfortunate pay increases for the Selma Police Department have come down to sick outs by officers. However, this is an issue that has ... Read more

by James G. Smith, Monday, August 15, 2016 10:52 pm

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Police everywhere being asked to do too much

Just when you think things cannot possibly get worse, suddenly they do. The reference of course is to the three policemen gunned down in an ... Read more

by James G. Smith, Friday, July 22, 2016 9:18 pm

Lifestyles

Neely has been working for Selma Police Dept. since 1996

The featured law enforcement officer this month is Lt. Tory Neely, Supervisor, Criminal Investigation Division, with the Selma Police Department. These profiles are offered as ... Read more

by James G. Smith, Wednesday, July 13, 2016 4:33 pm

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The origins of the Duckworth army chant

Ask any soldier who has come through basic training in the Army since the latter part of WWII, and they will recall portions of ... Read more

by James G. Smith, Wednesday, July 6, 2016 9:15 pm

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Proud to be an American on this July 4

Since 1776, the Fourth of July has always been cause for celebrating if you are an American. As a personal note, we need to enjoy ... Read more

by James G. Smith, Saturday, July 2, 2016 12:47 pm

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Not enough good choices in elections

As if the presidential election weren’t contentious enough with the likes of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as the choices, we have to elect a ... Read more

by James G. Smith, Thursday, June 9, 2016 11:13 pm

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Thanking our veterans

Perhaps you have missed my regularly contributing to the Selma Times-Journal lately. If so, thank you for your thoughts and patience during my brief absence. ... Read more

by James G. Smith, Wednesday, June 1, 2016 8:28 pm

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Celebrating, appreciating nurses during this week

To all the wonderful women and men who arise each morning, dress in their nurses attire and head off to the hospitals, nursing facilities and ... Read more

by James G. Smith, Friday, May 13, 2016 8:53 pm

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City’s survey inconclusive

The results of the performance evaluation of the city of Selma may have been inconclusive due to the number of participants, but it is quite ... Read more

by James G. Smith, Wednesday, May 4, 2016 9:09 pm

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